"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Summer Volunteering Opportunities   In many ways we are at our busiest over the period from May to September. Here are some of the ways in which members can get involved:  1. Bat care and rehabilitation - contact our bat care co-ordinators for details and training.  2.  Erecting and checking bat boxes - currently for our North Hampshire bat box project, led by Graeme Sheppard.  3.  Bat survey training - regular sessions led by Rick Sharp at the Itchen Valley Country Park. The first survey will be on Saturday 8th May.  4.  National Bat Monitoring Programme - contact Nik Knight or else directly to BCT.  5.  Representing us at public events - led by Ann Evans. We hope that these will be running again later in the ...
    Posted 4 May 2021, 07:08 by N K
  • Natterer's bat hibernation presentation   Our next meeting will be on Tuesday evening, 13th April by Zoom. Ruth Holland will give us a presentation on the 'Activity of hibernating Natterer's bats within Privett Tunnel, Hampshire'. That will be preceded by our Annual General Meeting, which will include a brief review of the past two years and the election of our committee. As usual, we will send a Zoom invitation to all our members.
    Posted 30 Mar 2021, 02:10 by N K
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Bats in your home? 
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Have you discovered a sick or injured bat? 
Click here for Bat Care and Rescue. 
Contact the Bat Conservation Trust helpline 0345 1300 228 
or phone our Hampshire Bat Group carers 07760 504257

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